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Consistency: The Master Key to Success

business career Oct 30, 2018

While many believe that knowledge is power, knowledge is only powerful when it’s consistently applied. Consistency may be the most important component of success.

A small step forward each day adds up to a lot of mileage over time.

Are the little things you do each day adding up to something positive? Or is the quality of your life slowly slipping away?

With consistent action over the next 10 or 20 years, what could you accomplish?

Five cold calls each day / 5 days per week equal 1300...

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How to Make Your Dream Job a Reality

career Oct 26, 2018

At some point in your life, it's common to dream of something bigger and better when it comes to your career. No matter how cushy a job may seem, you may find yourself wishing that you were working somewhere better or doing something different.

The good news is that you can go out and make your dream job a reality! Whatever the field, you can find a way to turn something you enjoy into a career.

By following these tips, you can be on your way to a happier and less stressful work life:

1. Ask...

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The Financial Reality of Making a Career Transition

career Oct 18, 2018

You ever get that tingling feeling in your soul when the alarm goes off signaling it's time to go to work? You may even hear a little voice in your head that says, "go ahead and start that new business," or "now would be the perfect time to take that certification course," or maybe, "apply for that job you saw on LinkedIn."

As usual, however, you dismiss the voice as crazy. Your brain kicks in and says, "but who's going to pay the mortgage," or you remember the college tuition bill that...

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Changing Careers After 45, What You Need Know

career Oct 15, 2018

I've made a few significant pivots in my career out of both necessity and choice. However, when I reached 50 I decided to make a more radical career change because I wanted to do work that I enjoyed and was meaningful to me.

Of course it shocked my colleagues that I was giving up an executive level position in academia along with the income and prestige that accompanied my job. But if you've been laying in bed at night staring at the ceiling, can’t seem to focus...

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12 Practical Ways to Sharpen Your Image

brand career Oct 04, 2018

There’s three months left in 2018, which means there's no time like the present to begin putting the spotlight on goals you’d like to achieve in the new year. While fitness classes, finances, and better eating habits may be on your mind, I suggest you also take inventory of your image, mindset, and vision. Are there some improvements you can make to your professionalism, your presence or your business brand?

Now, your image is about so much more than your appearance. It includes...

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4 Tips to be a Confident Speaker

business career Sep 25, 2018

Public speaking still remains the #1 fear of most people in America. So it's no surprise when I hear other colleagues and entrepreneurs ask me, "How can I be more confident on stage? Or speaking in front of crowd? Or even networking?" Admittedly, even speaking in front of massive groups of people gives me pause most of the time. In fact, when I was a practicing attorney I would throw up before each and every trial.

As a consultant, business owner and author, public speaking is a substantial...

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3 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

business career Sep 18, 2018

Public speaking is almost an essential for success nowadays—and definitely a major factor in creating a powerful brand. Those who take their courage into their hands and accept or seek speaking engagements tend to outpace their competitors in branding, authority and reach.

There are three things you need to do before you can walk into a public speaking engagement without either dying of fright or feeling like a fraud. First, you need to dip your toe into the shallow end and get...

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4 Strategies to Master Your Career Transitions

career Aug 30, 2018

There was a time when career paths were clearly defined. If lucky, you'd be hired on with a good company and progress to higher levels at the appropriate times. Ultimately, you'd retire having dedicated your prime years to the company.  Those days have long disappeared. It's no longer about company loyalty but about loyalty to self interests. The last two generations of employees have focused more on better compensation and job satisfaction. While employers have focused their attention...

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The First Step to Mapping Your Career or Business Plan

career Aug 09, 2018

When you think of a traditional business plan, you probably think of pages of text, graphs and confusing stats and numbers. You know, the kind of thing you’d nervously push across the desk to a bank officer in hopes of securing a loan.

Similarly, a career plan that list the results of job searches, contacts, upcoming interviews, and employment possibilities may also make your eyes glaze over.

I know these things are important but neither seem exciting right? And what I know to be true...

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3 Ways to Make the Best of a Job You Hate

career Jul 12, 2018

Are you one of the 85% of people in the world who dreads Monday morning?? Everyone, at one time or another, has been unhappy in their job. In fact, if you've gone through your life without hating at least one job, then you've lived a charmed life.

One of the driving forces behind my becoming an employment attorney almost 30 years ago, was a horrible job. It was actually a horrible boss. But it motivated me to go into a career where I could protect the rights of others similarly situated. Over...

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